THE CORRELATION OF BASIC TENSES TOWARDS THE PUBLIC SPEAKING ABILITY OF SIXTH SEMESTER STUDENTS

W. Wariyati, A. Asnawi, S. Seyufani

Abstract


The aim of this study is to see the correlation of mastering eight basic tenses towards the public speaking ability of 6th semester students. This research used qualitative method. The information was collected by employing questionnaire to indicate the participant’s perceptions about mastering eight basic tenses towards the general public speaking ability and also the explanations behind such opinion. The subject was 50 students that studied in the department of English Education in one amongst private university in Medan, North Sumatra. The finding found that the there is a correlation of mastering eight basic tenses towards the public speaking ability students. They believed that eight basic tenses grammar in this case is important as their starting point if they want to be able to speak. They also believed that it will be appalling if they speak English with wrong grammar. Students also mentioned that it is a problem of pronunciation, confidence and the fear of being criticized by the audience that hamper them from speaking English.

Article visualizations:

Hit counter


Keywords


auxiliary verbs, public speaking, grammar, students

Full Text:

PDF

References


Çakır, İ. (2011). Problems in teaching tenses to Turkish learners. Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 1(2), 123-127.

Crystal, D. (1994). An encyclopedic dictionary of language and languages. Penguin.

Dolman, J. (1922). A handbook of public speaking. Harcourt, Brace.

Graver, B. D. (1971). Advanced English Practice (Vol. 3). London: Oxford University Press.

Handayani, W. (2013). Grammar Usage in Public Speaking. Journal Polingua: Scientific Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Education, 2(2), 81-85.

Hasibuan, K., & Ansyari, M. F. (2007). Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Pekanbaru: Alaf Riau.

Mack, N. (2005). Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector's Field Guide. North Carolina: Family Health International.

Muhlis, A. (2017). Foreign language reading anxiety among Indonesian EFL senior high school students. English Franca: Academic Journal of English Language and Education, 1(1), 19-44.

Radford, A., Atkinson, M., Britain, D., Clahsen, H., & Spencer, A. (2009). Linguistics: an introduction. Cambridge University Press.

Reichenbach, H. (2005). The tenses of verbs. Time: From Concept to Narrative Construct: a Reader, 1-12.

Ur, P. (1996). A course in language teaching: Practice and theory. Ernst Klett Sprachen.

Wati, A., & Widyantoro, A. (2019). Communication strategies of Indonesian Bilingual School Students: An Analysis in one way communication context. Journal of Foreign Language Education and Technology, 4(1).




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejel.v6i2.3486

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright © 2015. European Journal of English Language Teaching (ISSN 2501-7136) is a registered trademark of Open Access Publishing GroupAll rights reserved.

This journal is a serial publication uniquely identified by an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) serial number certificate issued by Romanian National Library (Biblioteca Nationala a Romaniei). All the research works are uniquely identified by a CrossRef DOI digital object identifier supplied by indexing and repository platforms.

All the research works published on this journal are meeting the Open Access Publishing requirements and can be freely accessed, shared, modified, distributed and used in educational, commercial and non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).